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P.V Sindhu

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Full Name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
Sports Played:   Badminton player (India)
Date of Birth (Birthday):   5th July 1995
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 1.79 cm
Weight: 65 Kg
Hair Color:  Black
Birth Place:  Hyderabad, India
College: St. Ann's College for Women, Mehdipatnam
Coach: Pulella Gopichand
International Debut: 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships in Colombo
Handedness: Right
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status:  Unmarried
Languages:  Hindi, English

Family Background
Father's Name: P. V. Ramana
Mother's Name:  P. Vijaya

A Brief Introduction
P.V Sindhu is a professional Indian Badminton player who came into picture after she won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics of 2016. That triumph registered her name in the list of some of the great record breakers, and she was entitled as the youngest woman to win a silver medal in the Olympics. Also she was the second badminton player of India who had won a medal at the Olympic Games.

At the Badminton world championship in 2013, she was the first women single player of India to win a bronze medal in Olympic Games. In the preceding year she again won a bronze medal! At a younger age of 22 she has registered many awards and recognitions to her name including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma shri, Arjuna awards and many other smaller and bigger awards.

It is often demonstrated that since she was born in a family where sports was in the vein of the every member, and that is the reason she is successful today. But her coach Pulela Gopichand states that, it was her commitment and dedication towards her dreams that has taken her to the heights where she is today.
Her Early Life
  • • Both her parents were national level players of volleyball. Her father had received Arjun Awards in 2000.
  • • Her sister P.V Divya is a national level handball player. But she now works as a doctor and had married to a software engineer.
  • • It was Pullela Gopichand’s win of the All India England’s Badminton Championship in 2001.
  • • She started playing badminton at the age of six and used to practice on the wall till the paint got peeled off from the wall as she was not able to play with senior players.
  • • In 2004, she started practicing under the guidance of Pullela Gopichand gradually she won singles title in the Ambuja Cement All India tournament and doubles in 5th Servo All India championship.
  • • Till 9th grade she attended regular school after which she completed her studies by correspondence course because of her busy schedule in the badminton.
  • • She has obtained her graduation degree in commerce from St. Ann's College for Women in Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad
Career
2009 – In Colombo, Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships, She won a Bronze medal, after which she was recognized internationally.
2010 – At Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, she won silver medal in singles’.
2013 – She won Malaysia open making it her first Grand prix win.
2013 – Won Macau Open
2014 – Won medal in BWF World Badminton Championship
2015 – She won Macau open for the second time in a series.
2016 – Won Gold Women’s title for Malaysia Masters Grand Prix
2016 – She became the first Indian women to win a silver medal in Olympics playing at Rio Olympics

Awards and Achievements
2013 – Was awarded the Arjuna Award for her contribution in Badminton.
2014 – She was awarded with FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the year.
2014 – She was named by NDTV, Indian of the year.
2015 – She was bestowed upon with fourth highest civilian award of the country, Padma Shri.
2016 – Became first Indian women to win youngest and first woman of India to win a silver medal in Olympics.
2016 - Was awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for badminton.

Exceptional Recognition
2013 – Since 2013, she has been working as assistant sports manager of the Bharat Petroleum at their Hyderbad office.
2016 – After she won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics she was promoted to the position of deputy sports manager.
2016 – Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar presented her along with two other sports starts of India including Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar, a BMW car.

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